We Need a New Website!

*FOR FULL DETAILS: PRSA Bluegrass Website Redesign RFP_May 2018*

PROJECT OVERVIEW

PRSA Bluegrass is seeking a vendor to design, develop, and launch a new website for the local organization. Our current website is approximately five years old and attracts around 10,000 total visits annually. Social media is a significant traffic driver, but many users also find bluegrassprsa.org through organic search or direct link promotions of our networking events.

The selected vendor will work alongside PRSA Bluegrass’ Communications Chair to:

  • Analyze our existing sitemap, and create a new wireframe
  • Overhaul all design elements
  • Migrate membership, event, news, and blog data
  • Create user-friendly training materials to facilitate Board transitions year over year
  • Test, review, and launch the new website

 

KEY DETAILS

RFP distributed: May 1, 2018

Responses due: May 31, 2018

Budget Range: $5,000 – $7,500

 

CONTACT

Abigail Varner, PRSA Bluegrass Board Member & Communications Chair

Email: avarner@bch.com 

Heaven Hill Brands seeking Communications Intern

 

Heaven Hill Brands — the nation’s largest independent, family-owned and operated spirits producer and marketer and the world’s second-largest holder of Kentucky Bourbon —  is seeking to add an intern to its Communications department.

The Communications Intern will support the external and internal communications verticals within Heaven Hill, working directly with various creative professionals on all levels. The position requires someone who can own and manage projects from start to finish while contributing to a supportive work environment and culture of accountability. It will require a person who can develop and implement strategies quickly and creatively in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a positive attitude. This position reports to the Communications department leads.

The ideal candidate aspires to pursue a career in public relations, strategic communications, or digital marketing and possesses the following core qualities:

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

– Ability to work in a team and be a self-starter
– Strong project management and organizational/time management skills
– Able to manage multiple competing priorities
– Strong attention to detail
– Strong creative and analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills
– Comfortable expressing ideas in a group setting
– Strong oral and written communication skills, particularly under deadline pressure
– Technical appetite and competence. Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
– Capacity to travel as needed (approximately 5-10% of time)

EDUCATION: Pursuing Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism, or other related field

EXPERIENCE: None required!

To be considered, please send a resume and cover letter to Josh Eckhardt at jeckhardt@heavenhill.com

ResCare: Internal Communications Consultant

ResCare

Title: Internal Communications Consultant

Job Category: Communications & Marketing

Line of Business: Resource Center Services

About ResCare

Join us in transforming peoples’ lives and their communities! ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Internal Communications Consultant.

Are you passionate about helping others? Dont miss this opportunity to find career success and fulfillment while you help people reach their highest level of independence! Apply today! ResCare. Where Care Meets Career.

Internal Communications Consultant Responsibilities

The Internal Communications Manager should be employee engagement-focused, proactive and strategic in approach, as well as suited for a fast-paced, demanding environment.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Work independently to identify communications content that builds engagement and a positive transparent culture of communication with internal audiences across all lines of business.
  • Create a seamless flow of information from top-down and bottom-up that results in team members receiving important information from leadership (changes, goals, values) and leadership understanding needs of team members.
  • Build and leverage employee feedback channels, monitor in real-time, and analyze data from regular surveys.
  • Propose and apply best practices to extend reach and engagement, and improve delivery methods and frequency.
  • Build consensus across cross-functional teams to achieve business objectives.

Specific Requirements

  • Develop and implement internal communication strategies that drive awareness and understanding, and connect employees to the organization’s mission and key messages.
  • A passion for storytelling and strong content development experience.
  • Ability to measure the impact of internal communications, and use the data as feedback to guide and adjust strategy as needed.
  • Strong creative writer that can help shape the internal comms narrative and effectively communicate without significant editing.
  • Work effectively across many functions to influence, manage, and drive communications narratives across the internal organization. Collaborate with global teammates to provide consistent communications to employees in remote offices and effectively share updates, such as team changes or executive visits.
  • Work calmly and maintain good judgment in fast-paced environment. Ability to adapt quickly and prioritize depending on the circumstance. Detail-oriented and highly organized with the ability to manage multiple, high-stakes projects and deliverables.
  • Strong ability to build cross-functional relationships and influence without authority across all levels and functions

Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 5 years of relevant experience
  • Experience developing communications programs that inform and engage employees
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with creative ability to translate ideas into clear, compelling messaging

Additional Information

Benefits

In addition to meeting your passion for making a difference in people’s lives and career advancement, opportunities you may also be offered:

  • Competitive pay based on experience
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits
  • Suite of voluntary insurance options
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holidays
  • Performance incentives
  • Company Discount Purchasing Program
    • Cell phone Service
    • Ford and Chrysler Automobiles
    • Furniture
    • Appliances
    • Staples discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Don’t miss this opportunity to find career success and fulfillment while you assist people to reach their highest level of independence.

ResCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ResCare does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.

9901 Linn Station Rd FL 6 – 11, Louisville, KY 40223-3824 USA

Public Relations Manager

The American Printing House for the Blind (APH), a world leader in creating learning solutions and pathways to success for children and adults who are blind or visually impaired, is seeking a Public Relations Manager at our Louisville, KY headquarters. We are looking for a creative, detail-oriented communications professional with the ability to nurture a strong national media network and develop communication strategies to maintain and increase awareness of our organization, its brand and mission in the field of blindness and vision impairment.

 

Our ideal candidate will have strong writing skills and the ability to develop engaging content that will build and maintain a positive image for our organization. APH’s Public Relations Manager will establish and maintain relations with digital, online and traditional media outlets that will raise the level and quality of customer communication, acquisition, and retention. They will also have the ability, motivation, and responsibility to represent our international brand in a way that connects customers with the products and services they need to improve their lives, motivates key partners to support our mission, and changes the world’s attitude about the importance of learning equity.

 

The Public Relations Manager reports to the Marketing and Communications Director and will be responsible for developing an annual public relations plan including our social media strategy, drafting press releases/media advisories, responding to requests for information from media representatives, coordinating press conferences, handling crisis communications, and developing key message points. This position will also supervise and lead our social media team.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Develop public relations strategies for new and existing products, launches, and promotions
  • Plan and implement annual media calendar, and supporting strategies and campaigns, including social media calendars
  • Manage content to produce relevant, compelling media pitches, high-quality, informative, and interesting press releases, press kits, and related materials
  • Develop a crisis communications plan, draft talking points and strategies for crisis communication
  • Maintain and develop good relationships with media and key influencers
  • Organize promotional events and press conferences
  • Analyze media coverage; develop responses when needed
  • Create and manage PR budgets, deadlines, objectives, and schedules
  • Develop media activity reports
  • Keep annual calendars of events, targets, and activities organized
  • Consistently brainstorm and collaborate with team for new ideas and strategies
  • Advocates for and assures the highest accessibility standards in all communication from APH.

 

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, business, or related field
  • 3-4 years of experience in PR or related field
  • Experience with technologies and best practices for campaigns across multiple platforms
  • Excellent computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, media monitoring dashboards and other web-based tools
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; strong copywriting and content creation skills
  • Up-to-date on latest industry trends; able to articulate trends and potential clearly and confidently
  • Strict adherence to company philosophy/mission statement
  • Strong project management skills with ability to supervise multiple projects
  • 1-2 years supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience in the advocacy setting a plus

 

 

To apply, please visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=amerphftbl&jobId=220319&lang=en_US&source=CC3. If you have any issues with the online application, please contact 502-899-2243.

 

APH IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE.   An offer of employment is conditioned upon successfully passing a drug screening test.

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, place of birth, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or protected veteran status.  EOE/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer

Senior Director of Communication & Marketing

Hanover College

Job Title:                                                            Senior Director of Communications & Marketing

Job Classification:                                       Salaried – Exempt

Department:                                                     Office of Communications & Marketing

Reporting Relationship:                             President

Supervisory Relationship:                         Creative Communications Director

Sports Information Director

Director of Creative Services

Art Director

Director of Web Communications

Assistant Director of Social Media

Box Office/Enrichment Series

Date:                                                                      February 2018

Job Summary: Direct the public relations and marketing programs of the College including institutional marketing for new student recruitment and fundraising; news and information; media relations; publications; internet communications; special events and community relations.

The Director must be able to combine creativity and imagination with management experience and leadership skills. The Director is a trusted advisor to the President who assists the President in articulating an institutional vision.

The Director is an integral member of the campus community, and, as such, is expected to be familiar with all areas of academic and student life. The Director is also expected to be a visible, dynamic, and involved participant in the life of the College community as well as the community at-large, working cooperatively with other administrators, faculty, the business community, alumni and friends.

Essential Functions:

  1. Direct a strategic marketing and communications plan which also includes comprehensive brand management. Responsible for annual management objectives for implementing the plan that are consistent with the College’s strategic plan.
  2. Manage the creative development, production and delivery of external and internal communication projects for institutional clients (by OCM staff and external firms).
  3. Supervise communications and marketing staff including news services, publications, and web design that serves 4 academic divisions and 26 administrative departments.
  4. Work closely with the Cabinet, and serve as a key resource to senior administrators, faculty, and other university leaders in all matters of internal and external communications, ensuring they project the College’s unique “voice.”
  5. Assist the Vice President of Enrollment Management and the Vice President of Advancement with the creation and implementation of communications plans for recruitment, fundraising and capital campaign events.
  6. Serve as senior advisor for all matters relating to strategic interactions with the media, public relations and crisis management. Responsible for the management and delivery of messages through the College’s emergency alert system.
  7. Develops and maintains relationships with media and serves as the primary media contact for the College.
  8. Conducts, or assists in conducting, market research activities to identify targeted populations and the go-to-market marketing plan.
  9. Serve as Director of the Hanover College Enrichment Series, which originates cultural events and entertainment for the internal and external campus communities.
  10. Serves on committees assigned by the President.
  11. Develops annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction to the department.

Job Qualifications:

Education Required:                   Bachelor’s Degree is required; graduate work is desirable.

Experience Required:                 Senior level experience developing and implementing strategic marketing and branding plans; experience managing marketing projects. Preferred marketing experience in higher education, marketing to young adult (ages 16-22) audiences, and/or marketing to support non-profit fundraising.

Skills Required:                          Knowledge of marketing media and funding sources.

Solid understanding of market research and data analysis methods.

Knowledge of communication principles, media and marketing techniques.

Knowledge of printing procedure and requirements.

Ability to create, compose and edit written material.

Must possess the interpersonal communication skills to deal well with a variety of College constituencies                                                              including faculty, students, alumni, and friends and the administrative skills to coordinate a complex                                                                    program in an effective manner.

 

Event and Program Coordinator

Job Summary

The Leadership Louisville Center is the region’s leadership development hub offering programs and events designed to educate participants about community issues, strengthen leadership skills and connect participants with opportunities for civic involvement. Leadership Louisville Center’s programs, events and initiatives provide tangible benefits to individual participants, sponsoring organizations and the community at large.

The event and program coordinator is a full-time, non-exempt position with responsibility for supporting LLC events, programs, and other activities. This position is responsible for logistics and production support for large special events as well as civic programs and various marketing and member events. Events range from training-style program days, meetings, conferences, special events and seminars ranging from 10 to 1000 participants. This position reports to the vice president.

 

Responsibilities and Duties

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage logistics and production for LLC activities and initiatives, ensuring exceptional service and high quality programs, workshops and events. Manage resources against budget, using prudence and good judgement, taking initiative in making recommendations and anticipating next steps for successful execution. Be onsite to manage details and maintain quality control for an overall excellent guest/participant experience. Specific roles in activities are:
  • Special Events: Logistics and production needs for LLC Special events, including the Leadership Summit, 100 Wise Women, and Leadership Louisville Luncheon (a/v planning, room/venue design, catering coordination, speaker logistics, materials & supplies management, reconciliation of invoices, etc.) This also includes project management support.
  • LLC Hosted Marketing and Member events: Logistics and production needs (a/v, room design, catering coordination, materials & supplies, reconciliation of invoices, etc.) for events hosted at LLC, including TLS, Open Houses, Alumni Reunions, etc.
  • Civic programs: Logistics for program days and activities (a/v needs, venue/room coordination, food and beverage, materials & supplies, reconciliation of invoices, etc.). Provide on-site support when needed, including delivery of materials, set-up and tear-down.
  • Contribute to the facility experience at LLC, maintaining a welcoming and hospitable experience for guests, including support of reception desk, office closing at end of each day, and LLC calendar coordination.
  • Research venues, caterers, amenities and activities and stay up-to-date on current events in Louisville and surrounding communities.
  • Flexibility to assist with new and ongoing projects that may arise.

 

Qualifications and Skills

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • At least 3 – 5 years of professional experience in program/event planning and execution or administration.
  • Punctual and dependable, detail-oriented with superior organizational ability.
  • A self-starter with the ability to be proactive, juggle multiple tasks, identify priorities and anticipate next steps needed. Can be productive both individually and in a cooperative team environment.
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm to produce high quality experiences and bring creativity to events.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and interpersonal, and demonstrated ability in building and maintaining professional relationships with partners, business and community leaders, venue and catering staff; managing the flow of programs on-site and on-site vendor relationships and logistics.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required. Must be able to understand and adapt to emerging communications technologies.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Must have own transportation and be able to handle light lifting.

Due to the nature of the work and timing of programs and events, the event and program coordinator must be able to work some early mornings, nights and weekends.

 

Benefits

Health, Dental, Life and Disability are provided to full-time employees on the first day of the first full month after the first thirty (30) days of employment.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $15.50 to $19.00 /hour

Required experience:

  • program/event planning: 3 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required license or certification:

  • Driver’s License

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky

Job Title: Coordinator, Multimedia Marketing

Job Code:  CORDMMKT FLSA:  EX or N-EX Salary Grade: N8
Company:  GDW KY Dept. Name:  Marketing/Development Dept. Code: 
Location: Reports to:  Manager of Marketing and Public Relations Manages Others:                          Y / N Manages Budget:  Y / N

Job Purpose

Display Goodwill’s Core Values – Respect, Excellence and Integrity.

The Multimedia Marketing Coordinator collaborates with the marketing team to conceptualize and produce a variety of high-quality print and digital products that effectively promote and communicate Goodwill Industries of Kentucky’s mission and purpose.  This position translates needs into compelling products in alignment with communications goals and channels.  The Multimedia Marketing Coordinator will uphold Goodwill’s brand standards in all creative design, production, execution, and assist with designing innovative, engaging, and informative multimedia and print deliverables to support Goodwill’s communications efforts; demonstrating above all, Goodwill’s core values – respect, excellence, and integrity.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Produces digital and print products that support retail, programs, and administrative initiatives, including a wide variety of marketing collateral materials, presentations, digital signage content, video, online platform content, and more.
  2. Coordinates statewide, on-location digital signage, including implementation where applicable and regular production and uploading content.
  3. Creates compelling graphics and content for Goodwill’s website(s), social media platforms, blog(s), email communications, and other digital mediums.
  4. Produces quality video for marketing, public relations, and training purposes, including planning, filming, editing, and formatting for presentation.
  5. Maintains current Goodwill location and contact information listings on multiple platforms.
  6. Researches, makes recommendations, and implements improvements to Goodwill’s digital presence to boost brand and organization awareness.
  7. Understands and applies Goodwill’s brand standards in all print and digital products.
  8. Follows all design standards, including digital and print graphic design style guides, templates, and style sheets.
  9. Coordinates with relevant vendors and staff to support maintenance of Goodwill’s brand elements and continuous improvement process.
  10. Assists the marketing department with preparation for and execution of special events or programs.
  11. Establishes, monitors, and reports on key performance indicators (KPI) for digital and online platforms.
  12. Complies, analyzes, and reports data related to online platforms’ performance.
  13. Participates on CQM teams as requested.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.

Reports ToManager of Marketing and Public Relations.

Positions Supervised:  None.

Contact: Lauren Deitering, lauren.deitering@goodwillky.org

RunSwitch Senior Account Executive

RunSwitch PR is currently seeking a Senior Account Executive position with 2-4 years experience. We’re looking for intellectually agile, creative people who want to build a career and gain responsibility quickly. Must have a bias to action, a commitment to quality and an intense desire to learn and improve your professional skills. We offer competitive pay, quarterly bonuses, commissions, health, dental, vision, life, 401(K), flexible workplace and other benefits.

Expected duties include:

– liaising on a daily basis with clients and the media
– extensive writing including opinion editorials, position papers, web content, social media posts, etc.
– relationship building and networking with colleagues, clients, 3rd party advocates and the media;
– monitoring the media for opportunities for clients;
– working as part of an account team to implement PR and PA activities for clients;
– preparing regular client reports and attending client meetings;
– researching, writing and distributing press releases to targeted media;
– monitoring, analyzing and evaluating media coverage;
– event management, including press conferences and promotional events;
– attending and promoting client events to the media;

Requirements:

– bachelor’s degree;
– public affairs / issue advocacy experience;
– interpersonal skills, good presentation skills and confidence;
– excellent written communication skills;
– flexibility, determination, enthusiasm and the ability to cope well under pressure;
– good teamwork and negotiation skills;
– the ability to think strategically and good analytical skills;
– business awareness and a good knowledge of current political affairs;
– excellent organizational skills, with the ability to work on multiple projects at a time;
– creativity and imagination; initiative.

Strongly Preferred:

– agency experience
– basic design experience (Adobe creative suite preferred)

 

 

Submit your resume to Les Fugate (Les@runswitchpr.com)

RunSwitch Account Executive

RunSwitch PR is currently seeking an Account Executive position with 2-4 years agency experience.  However, we will consider exceptional applicants with less experience. We’re looking for intellectually agile, creative people who want to build a career and gain responsibility quickly. Must have a bias to action, a commitment to quality and an intense desire to learn and improve your professional skills. We offer competitive pay, quarterly bonuses, commissions, health, dental, vision, life, 401(K), flexible workplace and other benefits.

Expected duties include:

– working as part of an account team to implement PR activities for clients;
– liaising on a daily basis with clients and the media
– relationship building and networking with colleagues, clients, 3rd party advocates and the media;
– monitoring the media for opportunities for clients;
– creating and executing social media content;
– preparing regular client reports and attending client meetings;
– researching, writing and distributing press releases to targeted media;
– researching and writing additional content for clients;
– monitoring, analyzing and evaluating media coverage;
– event management, including press conferences and promotional events;
– attending and promoting client events to the media;

Requirements:

– bachelor’s degree;
– interpersonal skills, good presentation skills and confidence;
– excellent written communication skills;
– flexibility, determination, enthusiasm and the ability to cope well under pressure;
– good teamwork and negotiation skills;
– the ability to think strategically and good analytical skills;
– business awareness and a good knowledge of current affairs;
– excellent organizational skills, with the ability to work on more than one project at a time;
– creativity and imagination;
– initiative.

Strongly Preferred:

– agency experience
– basic design experience (Adobe creative suite preferred)
– basic digital media experience

 

 

Submit your resume to Les Fugate (Les@runswitchpr.com)

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development: Graphic Designer

Here’s an exciting opportunity for the right graphic designer, and we guarantee it will be like nothing you have done before. An opportunity to help Kentucky create jobs and assist the Governor in the            state’s economic development efforts.

We are looking for a Graphic Design expert to join our communications team. We seek someone who has graphic design experience in the business world, someone who can get the attention of a corporate CEO using the latest design techniques. We seek someone who can show us how they have built and extended a brand across various platforms.

This person will create brochures, ads, graphics, fact sheets, marketing materials, rack… cards, web designs, social media graphics, videos and a variety of other materials guaranteed to capture attention and new business to Kentucky. You won’t just be creating a graphic look. You will be helping fellow Kentuckians find jobs and obtain financial stability. Can you think of a better mission than this one?

The successful candidate should be a motivated team player and demonstrate extensive knowledge of current design techniques, tools and practices; exhibit creativity and out-of-the-box thinking; possess the ability to problem solve and produce visual solutions for marketing objectives; display excellent time management and organizational skills; demonstrate the ability to handle sensitive or confidential information; show attention to detail and complete multiple tasks on deadline.

Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in graphic design, commercial art, studio art or a closely related field with five years of experience in graphic design is preferred, but for non-degreed candidates, experience in one of the above areas will substitute for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. Experience in photography, video production and/or advanced presentation techniques a plus.

If you’re interested, send a resume and a link to your online portfolio to stacey.mcclellan@ky.gov.